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House attack on German Left councillor strongly condemned

The Left in the European Parliament strongly condemns an attack on the home of Ramona Gehring, a local councillor from DIE LINKE on Tuesday night.

A device exploded outside Gehring’s home in the city of Zittau, Saxony and although nobody was hurt, it comes after she had been sent anonymous letters threatening her.

The attack in Zittau also came after a bomb threat was sent on Monday to the headquarters of DIE LINKE in Berlin by the far-right neo-Nazi group, Combat 18.

GUE/NGL hereby offers its full solidarity and support to Ramona Gehring and her family. We demand that authorities urgently investigate the reasons behind this attack and hold those responsible to account.

Attacks of this nature have no place in our society. We must uphold our rights to democracy and the rule of law.

 

Photo courtesy of DIE LINKE Görlitz

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